Large crowds can swamp cell tower capacity. Natural disasters and other groups can disrupt cell coverage at a rally. Rally organizers need to plan
Make the Road Nevada is fighting in solidarity with Windsor Park residents as the City of North Las Vegas is proposing to
The true horror of mass shootings is lost as the media moves to the next tragedy and politicians stall with platitudes. The
Why would the Senate Majority Leader block a measure to strengthen US election security? A small team of volunteers researched possible forces behind Moscow Mitch‘s decision.
The Trump administration is planning to cut the Food Stamp program. This would eliminate SNAP benefits for 3.1 million individuals and take free school
Moscow Mitch blocks bills to strengthen election security. How to use technology to follow the money and connections behind his decision.
A single image often captures the truth better than dozens of reports. Technology now makes it easy to design network maps that reveal the
It’s becoming increasingly difficult for patients to get care as more and more reproductive healthcare clinics are forced to shut down. Families are being forced to travel further,
Dangerous creatures hide and thrive in swamps. It isn’t easy to understand what goes on in swamps – real or political. Details are
Who Profits From The Opioid Epidemic? Free App Maps Connections & Contributions To Follow The Money.
“Follow the money”, Deep Throat advised reporters investigating the Nixon Watergate scandal. The advice is still apt and applies to many issues including the
A rapid community response is needed for imminent threats. Make The Road Nevada (MTRN) a grassroots group, decided to ask community members for
Organizing Native American communities is challenging. Tribal lands span hundreds of square miles often without internet or cell coverage. Community members often use mailboxes
People respond more to their phones than letters. It’s time for campaigns to think outside the (mail)box. An insurgent campaign in Virginia is
The 2020 census will be different. It’s counting on more people to complete census questionnaires online to reduce the need for field
Protestors in Hong Kong have shown that it is possible to organize in a tightly monitored and censored environment. They offer ten
Many rural communities suffer from a lack of connectivity. It’s harder to stay informed, benefit from online services, locate polling locations, vote and take
Some people drive fancy cars. Others bike. It all depends on your destination and budget. Canvassing is the same. A lack
Ride-sharing services like Uber make it convenient to get a ride by quickly matching passengers with nearby drivers. Why is
Hundreds of grassroots organizers to convene at the National Network Assembly in Iowa in August to learn new skills, network and strategize.
How can grassroots energy be harnessed to win elections? How can collaboration between different organizing groups be maximized for greater
How does your audience feel about an issue or candidate? A quick poll is best way to find out but hard to manage in a noisy, densely
The Florida League Of Women Voters Mobilizes To Help ‘Returning Citizens’ Regain Their Right To Vote.
“In November, a supermajority of Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment restoring voting rights to former felons who’ve completed their sentences. Florida
Personal connections make a big difference. Especially in peer-to-peer canvassing where volunteers encourage their friends to register to vote. How can volunteers
A gunman walked into a government office building in Virginia Beach, Virginia on Friday, May 31 and murdered 12 people.
How do you draw public attention to a deadly, but invisible killer? Jhatkaa works on social justice issues including how to build public support to curb
Lawmakers Vote to Effectively Ban Abortion in Alabama “These bills essentially ban abortions after a heartbeat is detected, usually about
Recording a video to shine a light on injustice? Do it right for maximum impact with these expert tips.
A powerful image can tell a full story without a single word. Organizers, however, often lack the skills needed to shoot such videos. WITNESS and Video4Change meet this
Public outrage is both powerful and fleeting. Convert the outrage to also fund raise and build lists for long term change. It is simple with apps that combine the
Necessity is the mother of invention. So is lack of funding. Underfunded campaigns need new ways to compete against better funded opponents. Technology can level
“The NRA activates its membership when elected officials are facing gun-related legislation, resulting in phone calls and emails and letters to
Organizers use Facebook Live to stream videos of their actions, but their audience is often limited to just those who can watch
“There is an 80% increase in the time spent on watching videos … 45% of the people surveyed in North America said they